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Product Description

CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Did you ever think you could have a time-traveler for a pet? With this Toys'R'Us exclusive Edu Science Do & Discover Prehistoric Sea Monsters Kit, you can raise creatures that have been on Earth unchanged for over 200 million years -- in fact, they are often called 'living fossils.' This kit includes an aquarium and everything you need to raise a family of triops (also known as tadpole shrimp), as well as a poster with information about these fascinating creatures. The cool dinosaur backdrop for the aquarium sets a prehistoric scene for your ancient pets.

The Edu Science Do & Discover Prehistoric Sea Monsters Kit features:
  • Includes an aquarium with a lid, triops eggs, triops food, sand, a colorful aquarium backdrop, and an educational poster
  • Raise prehistoric creatures in your very own aquarium with this cool kit
  • Triops will hatch from eggs in 2-4 days and grow to be about an inch long
  • Detailed instructions for raising triops are included
  • Dinosaur backdrop can set the scene in your aquarium
  • Educational poster includes facts and information about triops
  • Aquarium Dimensions: 8.25 x 5 x 2 inches


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Features

  • Raise 'living fossils' as pets in your very own aquarium
  • Hatch, feed, and study triops -- creatures that have existed on Earth for 200 million years
  • Aquarium comes with a dinosaur backdrop to set a prehistoric scene
  • Includes an aquarium with a lid, triops eggs, triops food, sand, a colorful aquarium backdrop, and an educational poster

Additional Info

671872

DEE78F4A

042409995044

5F5F525

1.1 pounds

11.8 x 10.4 x 2.4

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Average Customer Rating:

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Toys R Us 1001325Edu Science Do & Discover Prehistoric Sea Monsters Kit
 
2.1

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

29%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to assemble (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Lasting fun (3)

Cons

  • Lifeless (5)
  • Poor design (5)

Best Uses

      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Parent (7), Education oriented (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11), Yes (3)

    Most Helpful Positive Review

     

    These guys are very cool!!

    This kit takes a while to see results, but be patient. We waited about a week or so and you could barely see the little guys but they were there. At first they...Read complete review

    This kit takes a while to see results, but be patient. We waited about a week or so and you could barely see the little guys but they were there. At first they were just a tiny spec and then they grew and grew. We had about three or four that were pretty good size, then went to two, then one day the other one was gone. ?? don't know what happened, we didn't see him dead or anything.. it was just gone! I know they said that they eat each other, but I don't know how to explain the big one being gone. All in all, it was super cool though! We are planning on buying another kit to try again! I will say that we kept the aquarium under a lamp for most of the day to keep it as warm as possible.. that may have helped them grow.

    VS

    Most Helpful Critical Review

     

    Very disappointed

    While this kit states it includes triop eggs, what we hatched is definitely not. We were able to hatch only two animals; BOTH of which were fairy shrimp. One died relatively quickly....Read complete review

    While this kit states it includes triop eggs, what we hatched is definitely not. We were able to hatch only two animals; BOTH of which were fairy shrimp. One died relatively quickly. There is no guarantee included with buying this kit. The tank is small, and not stable; it is very easy to tip. The included white sand looks pretty when you add it to the tank. However, as soon as you add the eggs and the plant matter they are mixed with, say goodbye to a clean looking tank. Debris floats at the top, sticks to the sides of the tank, and the heavier pieces sink to the bottom. There is no way to clean up the mess.
    The instructions for the pelleted food state to crush the pellet before adding it to the tank. This is an impossible task. The food is very hard and requires an adult and hammer to break it.

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    2.0

    No triops, one sea monkey

    By Cuzin13

    from Dayton, OH

    About Me Education Oriented

    Pros

    • Easy To Assemble

    Cons

    • Lifeless
    • Not Triops Brine Shrimp

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Do & Discover Prehistoric Sea Monsters Kit:

    I've had sea monkeys twice before, and I wanted to switch it up a bit and try for triops. I bought this kit and about four days after I started, one single brine shrimp (sea monkey) emerges. While it is nice to have a single active, healthy SOMETHING, this is not what I paid for. What a joke. Don't get this product unless you want this specific tank and want a shot at maybe having a sea monkey.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    2.0

    Not sure what to think... Not Triops.

    By Northwest family

    from Pacific NW

    About Me Parent

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

        Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Do & Discover Prehistoric Sea Monsters Kit:

        Not really sure what to think. My 8 year old was very excited to spend his own money on this kit. I was less excited when I read the instructions and realized it's not as easy as the box says it will be. I.E. special water, special temperature etc. I am an experienced aquarium keeper but was not prepared for these creatures to be so needy. And, just how, do you keep the water clean when they're so tiny? It doesn't tell you. And, the expected life span is only around one month.

        However, now that they've hatched and I've done all my own research on care for Triops...they're not even triops! They are Fairy Shrimp... One lone triops and tons of fairy shrimp. These are commonly marketed as the new freshwater Sea Monkeys, but my son specifically wanted Triops. Now what?

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Same as others; no Triops.

        By Matt the Reviewer

        from Fredericksburg, VA

        About Me Education Oriented

        Pros

          Cons

          • Lifeless

          Best Uses

            Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Do & Discover Prehistoric Sea Monsters Kit:

            Same as everyone said; we have one fairy shrimp and some little floaty things like sand fleas. Definitely no Triops. And no guarantee. Not even a mailing address to send complaints to or ask for more eggs. I have a feeling the company already knows this is an issue.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Very disappointed

            By Melissa

            from Ohio

            About Me Parent

            Pros

            • Easy To Assemble

            Cons

            • No Warranty
            • Poor Design
            • Wrong Animal Hatched

            Best Uses

              Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Do & Discover Prehistoric Sea Monsters Kit:

              While this kit states it includes triop eggs, what we hatched is definitely not. We were able to hatch only two animals; BOTH of which were fairy shrimp. One died relatively quickly. There is no guarantee included with buying this kit. The tank is small, and not stable; it is very easy to tip. The included white sand looks pretty when you add it to the tank. However, as soon as you add the eggs and the plant matter they are mixed with, say goodbye to a clean looking tank. Debris floats at the top, sticks to the sides of the tank, and the heavier pieces sink to the bottom. There is no way to clean up the mess.
              The instructions for the pelleted food state to crush the pellet before adding it to the tank. This is an impossible task. The food is very hard and requires an adult and hammer to break it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Waste of money

              By Qua

              from Corpus Christi, TX

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Do & Discover Prehistoric Sea Monsters Kit:

                    Bought this for my daughter. Nothing every hatched. What a disappointment and waste of money.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Did not include eggs or food

                    By Bill

                    from Rockville, MD

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Do & Discover Prehistoric Sea Monsters Kit:

                          The box was sealed but did not contain the eggs or the food. It was just the tank, lid, sand, background, and instructions. Also, the tank itself is about half the size of the total box, much smaller than I was expecting. Now I have to drive all the way back to the store for a refund.

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                          • No

                          Comment on this review

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Simply Amazing!!!

                          By Mommy Roxy

                          from Albuquerque NM

                          About Me Education Oriented, Parent

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Assemble
                          • Easy To Use
                          • High Quality
                          • Lasting Fun

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Do & Discover Prehistoric Sea Monsters Kit:

                              My son got this as a gift for his 6th Birthday and is so excited to see these little amazing creatures grow. Only 2 hatched and they play all day. :)

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

                              Comment on this review

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Don't buy this!

                              By Busy Mom

                              from Orient, OH

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Do & Discover Prehistoric Sea Monsters Kit:

                                    I bought this as a gift for my 10 yr old and nothing ever hatched! We stuck it out for 3-4 wks and nothing, what a waste of money. He was very disappointed as was I.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

                                    Comment on this review

                                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    These guys are very cool!!

                                    By Erynann

                                    from Tulsa, OK

                                    About Me Parent

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home

                                      Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Do & Discover Prehistoric Sea Monsters Kit:

                                      This kit takes a while to see results, but be patient. We waited about a week or so and you could barely see the little guys but they were there. At first they were just a tiny spec and then they grew and grew. We had about three or four that were pretty good size, then went to two, then one day the other one was gone. ?? don't know what happened, we didn't see him dead or anything.. it was just gone! I know they said that they eat each other, but I don't know how to explain the big one being gone. All in all, it was super cool though! We are planning on buying another kit to try again! I will say that we kept the aquarium under a lamp for most of the day to keep it as warm as possible.. that may have helped them grow.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

                                      Comment on this review

                                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Love them!

                                      By B

                                      from New York

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Assemble
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lasting Fun

                                      Cons

                                      • Poor Design

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Office

                                      Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science Do & Discover Prehistoric Sea Monsters Kit:

                                      I bought this kit for the office and after reading the other reviews, I wasn't really expecting them to hatch. BUT THEY HATCHED!! AND NOW THEY'RE EATING EACH OTHER!!

                                      Packaging looks a little lame though. So if you have your own aquarium at home, just ditch the kit and put the little guys in a real bowl.

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